The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 87 71 124
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +53
Permanent jobs citing SLA 161 254 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.86% 3.68% 2.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.33% 37.63% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 105 212 125
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
SLA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
589 675 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.45% 9.77% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 459 562 451
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £26,300 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Salary Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

SLA Salary Histogram in the North West

SLA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 80 £27,000 -27.99% 19
Cheshire -21 36 £28,000 -13.84% 8
Merseyside 0 30 £31,500 -3.07% 3
Cumbria +5 8 £35,000 -39.13% 4
Lancashire +8 6 £36,750 -16.94% 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 138 (41.95%) ITIL
2 135 (41.03%) Windows
3 95 (28.88%) Service Delivery
3 95 (28.88%) Finance
4 94 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 71 (21.58%) MS Office
5 71 (21.58%) SQL
6 64 (19.45%) Service Management
7 56 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (16.41%) MS Excel
8 54 (16.41%) Active Directory
9 51 (15.50%) SQL Server
10 48 (14.59%) Change Management
11 47 (14.29%) Windows 7
12 45 (13.68%) Degree
12 45 (13.68%) Telecoms
13 44 (13.37%) VMware
14 43 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 38 (11.55%) MS Exchange
16 37 (11.25%) Windows Server
17 34 (10.33%) Oracle
18 33 (10.03%) TCP/IP
19 31 (9.42%) Project Management
20 29 (8.81%) Time Management
21 28 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
21 28 (8.51%) Firewall
22 27 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
22 27 (8.21%) C
22 27 (8.21%) Incident Management
22 27 (8.21%) Banking

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (11.55%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (3.65%) IIS
6 10 (3.04%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.74%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.82%) CMS
9 6 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (1.82%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.82%) TWiki
9 6 (1.82%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.22%) JBoss
10 4 (1.22%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.61%) Apache
11 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.61%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 71 (21.58%) MS Office
2 54 (16.41%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) QuarkXPress
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (4.26%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle Assets
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle General Ledger
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle iProcurement
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (2.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 7 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (2.13%) Oracle FAH
3 7 (2.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.30%) assyst
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (2.74%) Office 365
2 8 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.03%) TCP/IP
2 28 (8.51%) Firewall
3 26 (7.90%) WAN
4 25 (7.60%) VPN
5 24 (7.29%) Internet
6 23 (6.99%) LAN
7 18 (5.47%) Broadband
8 14 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (3.95%) ADSL
9 13 (3.95%) DNS
10 12 (3.65%) NAS
10 12 (3.65%) SAN
11 11 (3.34%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (3.04%) FTP
12 10 (3.04%) ISDN
12 10 (3.04%) PSTN
12 10 (3.04%) VoIP
13 9 (2.74%) DHCP
14 6 (1.82%) Ethernet
15 5 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (2.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.82%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 6 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (28.88%) Finance
2 45 (13.68%) Telecoms
3 27 (8.21%) Banking
4 20 (6.08%) Billing
5 16 (4.86%) Legal
6 12 (3.65%) Law
7 10 (3.04%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.74%) Marketing
8 9 (2.74%) Retail
9 7 (2.13%) Back Office
9 7 (2.13%) General Ledger
9 7 (2.13%) Publishing
10 5 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.22%) Military
12 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 82 (24.92%) Analyst
2 36 (10.94%) 2nd Line Support
2 36 (10.94%) Service Analyst
3 34 (10.33%) Support Analyst
4 32 (9.73%) Applications Support
5 31 (9.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 30 (9.12%) IT Manager
7 26 (7.90%) Service Manager
8 23 (6.99%) IT Support
9 22 (6.69%) Support Engineer
10 21 (6.38%) Consultant
10 21 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (5.78%) Applications Support Analyst
12 18 (5.47%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (5.17%) IT Technician
14 16 (4.86%) IT Services Manager
14 16 (4.86%) Support Technician
15 14 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 13 (3.95%) Service Desk Support Analyst
16 13 (3.95%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.78%) .NET
2 17 (5.17%) Web Services
3 14 (4.26%) HTML
4 7 (2.13%) XML
5 6 (1.82%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.61%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.61%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.61%) CSS
6 2 (0.61%) HTML5
6 2 (0.61%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.61%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.61%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.30%) CSS3
7 1 (0.30%) Flash
7 1 (0.30%) WCF
7 1 (0.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.78%) Blackberry
4 16 (4.86%) Statistics
5 14 (4.26%) Credit Risk
5 14 (4.26%) SWIFT
6 12 (3.65%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.43%) Clustering
7 8 (2.43%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.43%) iPad
7 8 (2.43%) iPhone
8 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.13%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.13%) VCE vBlock
8 7 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.82%) Celerra
9 6 (1.82%) CLARiiON
9 6 (1.82%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 135 (41.03%) Windows
2 47 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 43 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (11.25%) Windows Server
5 25 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (6.69%) Unix
7 19 (5.78%) Linux
8 15 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (3.95%) Solaris
10 11 (3.34%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.74%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.82%) AIX
13 4 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.91%) Android
15 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (41.95%) ITIL
2 95 (28.88%) Service Delivery
3 64 (19.45%) Service Management
4 48 (14.59%) Change Management
5 31 (9.42%) Project Management
6 29 (8.81%) Time Management
7 27 (8.21%) Incident Management
8 23 (6.99%) Problem Management
9 22 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (6.38%) Change Control
10 21 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (6.38%) Data Analysis
10 21 (6.38%) Wealth Management
11 20 (6.08%) People Management
12 18 (5.47%) Coaching
13 17 (5.17%) CRM
14 16 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (4.26%) ITIL V3
16 14 (4.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 71 (21.58%) SQL
2 27 (8.21%) C
3 12 (3.65%) C#
4 11 (3.34%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.74%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.43%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.43%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.82%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.22%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.61%) Java
10 1 (0.30%) Lua
10 1 (0.30%) VB
10 1 (0.30%) VBA
10 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 45 (13.68%) Degree
2 27 (8.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (6.38%) MCP
3 21 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 19 (5.78%) CCNA
5 15 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (4.56%) MCSE
6 12 (3.65%) ISTQB
6 12 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (2.74%) CCNP
9 8 (2.43%) MCDST
10 7 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (2.13%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.82%) CCDP
12 5 (1.52%) ISEB
13 4 (1.22%) MCSA
13 4 (1.22%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.13%) QA
2 6 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.61%) HL7
4 2 (0.61%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (16.41%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (2.13%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (1.82%) Terminal Services
4 6 (1.82%) VirtualBox
5 5 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.91%) XenApp
6 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.61%) vCloud
7 2 (0.61%) vSphere
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.95%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (3.04%) SCCM
3 7 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.82%) Data Guard
4 6 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.61%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.61%) SCOM
5 2 (0.61%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.61%) vRealize
6 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.30%) DameWare
6 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 94 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 44 (13.37%) VMware
3 34 (10.33%) Oracle
4 23 (6.99%) Citrix
5 19 (5.78%) Cisco
6 17 (5.17%) Remedy
7 15 (4.56%) Intel Security
8 14 (4.26%) Bloomberg
8 14 (4.26%) Reuters
9 11 (3.34%) Dell
9 11 (3.34%) Sun
10 10 (3.04%) IBM
11 9 (2.74%) HP
12 8 (2.43%) SAP
13 7 (2.13%) Brocade
13 7 (2.13%) EMC
13 7 (2.13%) Symantec
14 6 (1.82%) NetApp
14 6 (1.82%) Veeam
15 4 (1.22%) Apple
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